Sports Concussions: A Lasting Impact

Sydney Cook remembers waking up in the hospital, with no recollection of how she got there. After watching a video with her mom sitting next to her, it became clear. During a Wylie High School soccer game, Cook went up for a header against her opponent, was hit in the back of the head and pushed […]

Super Bowl 51: Betting on More Than the Spread

For many, sports are about watching games they love played by teams they love. But, for millions more, it could mean wagers involving serious amounts of cash. Sports gambling is a big business in the United States. Over the years, Americans have thrown more and more money into what has become a goliath of an industry. […]

Gambling, It’s No Fantasy

Although college students are known to be short on cash, many participate in fantasy football leagues, making a risky short-term investment for a potential gain at the season’s end if their team performs well. In Texas, it is illegal to place a bet on the partial result, final result or on a participant in a game or contest. Defenses […]

Clear Bags, Full Boots, Can’t Lose

Jennifer Bryant graduated from Texas Tech University in August and is now working towards her master’s degree. Because she was in the Goin’ Band for four years, she was looking forward to her first football game as a spectator, until she was turned away because of her purse. “They just said ‘You can’t come in here […]

School Spirit Shines During Season Opener

Waking up early to get to the tailgate you have thought about all week. Making the pilgrimage to Chimy’s to get a mid-day margarita before the line gets crazy. Slipping on the perfect boots to match the red and black outfit that took way too long to pick out. These are a couple of things that […]

Thanksgiving Tradition: Football with Family

By Preston Derrick Red Raider fans are excited to add tomorrow’s Texas Tech game against the University of Texas to their football watching schedules. The Thanksgiving game, at 6 p.m. in Austin, is only the second time Tech has played on Turkey Day. The Raiders will be seeking their 7th win of the season, as well as their […]

Batch’s Homecoming: #ArtIsNotDead

In an overcrowded room filled with Texas Tech faculty and students, the Department of Communication Studies hosted an “Evening with Baron Batch” last week. An alumnus who earned his communication studies degree in 2010, Batch, a former Tech football player, went on to play in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He retired from football in 2013. Since […]

OSU, OU Students React to Homecoming Tragedy

By Preston Derrick What should have been a day of celebration turned tragic when 25-year-old Adacia Chambers drove her car into a crowd of people at the annual Sea of Orange homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University on Oct. 24. Four people were killed and over 45 were injured. Lacy Cox, a sophomore biochemistry and molecular biology […]

Tracking Tech’s Tortilla-Throwing Tradition

By Abby Aldrich and Preston Derrick Texas Tech students consider tortillas to be more than just food. In a game-day tradition, tortillas are launched onto the Jones AT&T Stadium field at kickoff to support the Red Raiders. When Tech faced Texas Christian University on Sept. 26, the referee stopped the game to clarify the difference between a tortilla and […]

Texas Tech Fans: Too Rowdy or Just School-Spirited?

By Kaylyn Smith and Kayla Chandler Texas Tech University is known for its dedicated fans. Some throw tortillas on the field at kickoff, use foul language to replace words in the fight song and occasionally pester fans from the other team. Are these behaviors out of coutrol during game time? Micah Awe, Robert Giovannetti and Bethany Pryde offer their thoughts […]

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